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Sunday, June 26
 

8:30am EDT

#22: Successful Drug Development: Best Practices for Clinical Trial Design, Agency Interactions, and Regulatory Document Writing
Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-508-L04-P; CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

Understanding best practices is critical as you design a clinical program and regulatory strategy for a drug or biologic product. Identifying and obtaining the data actually needed for a product development program is key to the success of the program. Thinking ahead to the marketing application helps a sponsor avoid many of the common mistakes that are made in designing individual clinical trials and overall drug development programs. Even though it may be years before an NDA/BLA/MAA submission, the marketing application is the goal of each development program and should be kept in view throughout the program to avoid pitfalls and delays in submission and product approval.

This tutorial will cover common mistakes and solutions in the areas of drug development planning, clinical study design, statistical analysis planning, regulatory agency interactions, and regulatory document writing. Practical advice for each of these areas will be presented, with an emphasis on learning from past examples and case studies that illustrate approaches to adopt or to avoid.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals with basic knowledge in regulatory affairs, agency submissions, and regulatory medical writing.

Learning Objectives

• Identify ways to increase the efficiency and success of product development programs;
• Describe key principles for successful regulatory interactions during drug development and marketing application preparation;
• Discuss best practices in developing successful clinical trial designs, statistical analysis plans, and regulatory submission documents.


Speakers
avatar for Elaine Taylor

Elaine Taylor

Executive Director, Regulatory Consulting and Submissions, INC Research
Elaine B. Taylor is Global Head of Regulatory Consulting and Submissions at INC Research responsible for leading a global team of regulatory professionals providing consultation, development, and management of regulatory interactions and submissions for sponsors. With over 25 years... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Wekselman

Kathryn Wekselman

Senior Director, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services
Kathryn Wekselman is Senior Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services in Cincinnati, OH. Before joining CTI in 2012, she worked for 5 years at CROs as a Director and Senior Director of regulatory consulting and submissions for pharmaceutical... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Tutorial

9:00am EDT

#43: Risk Management and Safety Communication Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 6.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-505-L04-P; CME 6.50; IACET 6.50; RN 6.50

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

Risk communication is increasingly important to everyone involved in our health care system, especially the patients whose lives we strive to improve. This tutorial will look at current initiatives and new strategies to advance the safe use of drugs. The current status and future of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) in the US will be discussed, and compared with Risk Management Plans in Europe and Japan.

What You Will Learn:
• Current state of risk communication in the United States
• Health literacy, risk perception, and other safety communication issues
• New strategies to improve understanding of drug safety concerns among health care providers and to promote better communication to patients
• The development of risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) in the US
• How US REMS with risk management plans compare with those of Europe and Japan
• The importance of good communication during a crisis situation.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals who work in clinical safety and pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, medical writing, and marketing and communications.

Learning Objectives

• Describe current risk communication strategies;
• Discuss the development of REMS in the US;
• Explain new methods to improve the proper use of medicines to maximize patient benefit and minimize risk;
• Discuss the future of drug safety and risk communication especially during a crisis situation.


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

Adjunct Professor, Temple University, FDA Alumni
Nancy Smith, PhD, retired from the FDA after almost 25 years in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Nancy is past-Chair of the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association, and she served as a DIA board member of from 2002-2008. She was Chair of the DIA... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Tutorial

9:00am EDT

#40: Analysis of Safety Data from Clinical Trials
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 6.50 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-503-L04-P; CME 6.50; IACET 6.50; RN 6.50

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

This tutorial is a combination of theory, guidelines, practical considerations, and real-life solutions for those working in the clinical development environment (pharmaceutical, biotech industry, or CRO). The instructors, with the use of a case study presentation, will provide a basic understanding of the underlying methodology and the current guidelines on safety data. Aspects of the planning of clinical trials as well as the problems and pitfalls during the analysis of safety data will be presented.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for regulatory affairs professionals, drug safety specialists, biostatisticians, medical writers, clinical researchers, project managers, and investigators.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss how to utilize guidelines and regulatory requirements for clinical trials;
• Describe ways to contribute to safety analysis plans;
• Discuss the statistical safety analysis process and pitfalls that could occur;
• Identify impact of benefit-risk assessment in safety data.


Speakers
avatar for Jürgen Kübler

Jürgen Kübler

Global Head, Quantitative Safety Sciences, CSL Behring GmbH
Dr. Kübler has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has published in statistical and scientific journals, regularly gives scientific - presentations and organized various sessions at scientific conferences. He has a Masters and PhD in Statistics from the... Read More →
avatar for Jürgen Kübler

Jürgen Kübler

Global Head, Quantitative Safety Sciences, CSL Behring GmbH
Dr. Kübler has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has published in statistical and scientific journals, regularly gives scientific - presentations and organized various sessions at scientific conferences. He has a Masters and PhD in Statistics from the... Read More →
avatar for Joachim Vollmar

Joachim Vollmar

Executive Consultant, International Clinical Development Consultants LLC (ICDC)
Mr. Vollmar has been an independent consultant since 2004 and founded International Clinical Development Consultants, LLC in 2005 and Preclinical Research and Scientific Consulting Services, LLC in 2008. From 1970-1992, he was with Boehringer Mannheim as a senior statistician in clinical... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
111AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 15: Statistics, Tutorial

9:00am EDT

#42: Clinical Statistics for Nonstatisticians
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 6.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-504-L04-P; CME 6.50; IACET 6.50; RN 6.50

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

This tutorial will introduce basic statistical concepts that are fundamental to clinical research. It is designed for individuals with some exposure to statistics (either through course work or on-the-job experience) that is equivalent to an introductory statistics course. While a few formulae are included for individuals who are interested in computational details, the overall emphasis of the tutorial will be on the application of statistical concepts to clinical investigation.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry involved in clinical research, medical affairs, medical writing, and other disciplines, who need to be familiar with statistical concepts.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss basic statistical concepts such as variability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and p-values;
• Compare various study designs including techniques to avoid bias;
• Use statistical terminology with ease;
• Distinguish information needed for determining sample size.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Mosier

Michael Mosier

Director, Biostatistics, EMB Statistical Solutions, LLC
Michael Mosier, PhD is co-founder and Director of Biostatistics for EMB Statistical Solutions, a data management and statistical CRO. He has served on the editorial board of the Drug Information Journal and serves as instructor for the DIA Clinical Statistics for Nonstatisticians... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 15: Statistics, Tutorial

1:00pm EDT

#33: Preparation of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies Assessment Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-502-L04-P; CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

Risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) vary from simple to complex. Particularly for the complex Elements to Assure Safe Use (ETASU) REMS, data in the form of a REMS assessment report may greatly challenge team members as many may be new to the process. Creation of a REMS assessment report requires a high-functioning, coordinated and cooperative team (whether done all in-house or including vendors). During this workshop, participants will hear about relevant FDA regulations and guidances, recent status of REMS, and experiences in leading teams to successfully create REMS assessment reports. During hands-on activities, participants will receive case studies, discuss and role playing as key functional areas — data management, project writing, medical writing, pharmacovigilance, drug safety, epidemiology, and regulatory affairs, with an emphasis on providing a timely, high-quality deliverable. Time will be spent on refinement of the project plan, development of the table of contents, and how to coordinate disparate sections such as knowledge survey reports and adherence metrics. Discussion will also focus on topics such as the content of the REMS assessment as dictated by the REMS and REMS approval letter, determination of data cut-off dates, working with vendors, what to include in the report regarding survey design issues such as comprehension testing, special concerns for shared REMS, and FDA input and timing.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals involved in clinical safety and pharmacovigilance.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the key milestones needed to create a REMS assessment report;
• Identify who and how to engage in the multidisciplinary team required to create the report;
• Discuss the type of sections included in various types of REMS assessment reports.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Ammann

Mark Ammann

President, Catalyst Regulatory Services, LLC
Mark A. Ammann is the owner and President of Catalyst Regulatory Services, LLC. Prior to founding Catalyst, Mark established and built a successful Regulatory Affairs consulting practice at United BioSource Corporation where he served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and provided... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Sigler

Catherine Sigler

Executive Director, Safety, Epidemiology, Registries, and Risk Management (SERRM, UBC, An Express Scripts Company
Dr. Catherine Sigler is a Senior Epidemiologist and Executive Director in United BioSource Corporation (subsidiary of Express Scripts Inc.) department: Surveillance, Epidemiology, Registries and Risk Management (SERRM). She provides technical expertise in pharmaceutical safety issues... Read More →
avatar for Annette Stemhagen

Annette Stemhagen

SVP & Chief Scientific Officer, UBC
Dr. Annette Stemhagen is an epidemiologist with more than 30 years of public health research experience, including 20 years in safety surveillance of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and vaccine products. She is the SVP of Safety, Epidemiology, Registries and Risk Management within... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Tutorial
 
Tuesday, June 28
 

10:30am EDT

#214: Product Management Strategies: Maximizing Content Re-Use to Meet Diverse Customer Information Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Much interest exists in the pharmaceutical industry to develop new technologies to facilitate re-use of content and information across drug development. While structured authoring approaches are being implemented by the industry, it is equally important if not more so to understand the customer’s needs for content and information. Thus, devising strategies to manage content sooner in the drug development process will enable pharmaceutical companies to be better positioned to provide that information in an efficient, timely way while reducing costs. This session will present diverse approaches to content and product information management, while providing useful tips that the audience participants will be able to utilize in their day-to-day workplace.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the importance of content re-use strategies while providing proven tips for medical writers and medical communications professionals to use in their workplace; Recognize pertinent information for how content management and content re-use streamlines document creation and document life cycle for global applications; Identify adaptability to digital media when developing content re-use strategies.

Chair

Frank Hubbard, PhD

Speaker

An Overview of Content Re-use and Product Information Management Strategies: What’s In It for Me?
Frank Hubbard, PhD

Content Management and Re-use: Efficient Streamlining of Product Information Content and Life Cycle
Susan Bairnsfather, MSc

Developing a Strategy for Content Transformation
Cecil Lee, RPh



Chair
avatar for Frank Hubbard

Frank Hubbard

President, Global Regulatory Writing Solutions Inc., United States
Following a 14-year career in the Medical Communications Science group at AstraZeneca, Frank founded Global Regulatory Writing Solutions Inc. in late 2013. GRW Solutions provides regulatory submission advice and Communications best practice to the pharmaceutical industry. From 2015... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Bairnsfather

Susan Bairnsfather

CEO, Regulatory Writer, Regulatory Affairs Professional and Statistical Analyst, EPharmaTech LLC
Susan Bairnsfather is CEO of EPharmaTech, LLC which offers clinical development and regulatory submission consulting to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. With >20 years’ experience, she is a cross-trained individual in the functional roles of regulatory writer, regulatory... Read More →
avatar for Cecil Lee

Cecil Lee

Knowledge Management Advisor, Global Customer Information, Eli Lilly and Company
The Knowledge Management advisor role has a mission to develop and execute content strategies which continuously drive innovation in knowledge management. Such work enhances efficiencies on content optimization and its reuse for our global function. I have been in Global Medical Information... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

12:00pm EDT

#231: Introduction to Structured Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

Typically content is created and managed and delivered as large static documents. Content is created multiple times by multiple authors and content is siloed between content creators and product lines. Multiple inconsistent versions of content exist.

Submission-related standards such as eCTD and SPL require structured content; however, these standards only provide the capability to submit content, they do not support the need to more effectively create and manage content. Structured content is today’s best practice for the creation, management, and delivery of content for clinical, labeling, and promotional materials. We will introduce you to the concepts of structured content in a fun, interactive way, then take you through real-world examples so you can understand the inner workings of structure. You will leave with 10 Steps to Structure guidelines.

**Due to session format, seating will be limited to 50 participants and available on a first come, first served basis. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the session, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure seating.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the concepts and benefits of structured content.

Chair

Ann Rockley, MLIS


Chair
avatar for Ann Rockley

Ann Rockley

Chief Executive Officer, The Rockley Group Inc.
Ann Rockley has helped pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare providers create intelligent content strategies and adopt structured content management for more than 15 years. She has helped clinical, labeling, and marketing content teams meet the increasing demands of regulatory... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#255B: Lost in Translation: The Importance of Data Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

Participants will “learn by doing” how poorly conceived and executed tables and graphs can actually prevent understanding of the science. In contrast, when data presentations are well-designed, they can communicate the key messages of even very large and complex data sets. After a short presentation on the fundamentals of good data presentation, participants will be divided into smaller working groups where they will be challenged with complex and difficult to understand examples of figures and datasets and asked to consider what are the key messages and the best method for communicating them. These real-life data examples are guaranteed to open eyes and enlighten. After each exercise, the groups will come back together to discuss, share, and analyze the messages and their presentations, and conclude with a summary of lessons learned.

**Due to session format, seating will be limited to 50 participants and available on a first come, first served basis. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the session, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure seating.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate how to change uninformative tables and graphs into data presentations that communicate clearly.

Chair

Barry Drees, PhD


Chair
avatar for Barry Drees

Barry Drees

Senior Partner, Trilogy Writing & Consulting, Germany
Barry holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. Following his postdoctoral work as a fellow of the NIH, he worked as a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years, and leading several regulatory submission teams. Barry is a frequent speaker on medical writing, statistics... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

2:00pm EDT

#339: Evolution of Patient Safety Reporting: PSURs to RMPs, Challenges, and How to Face Them
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-532-L05-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The EU pharmacovigilance (PV) legislation has introduced significant changes to the presentation of clinical trial and postmarketing information. Data relevant to the benefit-risk balance of a product must be assessed against the existing standard of care, all of which evolve over time. Documents such as the risk management plan have become increasingly complex and writing them requires strong project management and regulatory skills. This session will describe the experience of managing PV documents and regulatory feedback in this new era, explain why writing for a lay audience is challenging and why it is an important challenge for the pharmaceutical industry to embrace, and will illustrate the challenges of producing, managing, and dealing with evolving benefit-risk assessments with some concrete examples.

Learning Objectives

Describe how to manage the writing of EU-Risk Management Plans including possible challenges and hands-on solutions; Identify the importance of writing for the lay audience along with suggested approaches; Discuss synergies within the preparation of periodic safety documents including how to effectively use them with respect to continuous benefit-risk evaluation.

Chair

Sven Schirp

Speaker

Periodic Reporting in Drug Safety: From Safety Updates to Continuous Benefit-Risk Evaluations
Leonardo Ebeling

The EU-Risk Management Plan from a Medical Writer’s Perspective
Sven Schirp

Writing the Lay Summary (Section VI) of Risk Management Plans: Why and How?
Lisa Chamberlain James, PhD



Chair
SS

Sven Schirp

Head of Global Pharmacovigilance Writing, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
Sven Schirp started his medical writing career in 1997. To date, he has covered a wide range of medical writing services, from biomedical publications and pharmacovigilance documents to global marketing applications. He is currently Head of Global Pharmacovilgilance Writing at Boehringer... Read More →

Speakers
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Leonardo Ebeling

General Manager, Dr. Ebeling & Assoc. GmbH
Dr. Leonardo Ebeling, general manager and co-founder of Dr. Ebeling & Assoc., located in Hamburg, Germany. He studied medicine at the universities of Marburg and Hamburg. After completing his studies in 1984, he worked for big and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies in leading positions... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Chamberlain James

Lisa Chamberlain James

Senior Partner, Trilogy Writing & Consulting Ltd.
After her PhD, Lisa started her writing career in the pharmaceutical industry in 2000. At Trilogy, in addition to company management, she writes a wide array of clinical documents and has a special interest in drug safety and patient information. Lisa is an experienced trainer, running... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 06: Med Comm-Wrtg-MSL, Symposium

4:00pm EDT

#361: Protocol Endpoints: A Clear Map to Navigate the Yellow Brick Road and the End of Endpoint-Creep
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-533-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Investigators and regulatory agencies find it commonplace to receive protocols with a wide variety of primary and secondary endpoints to demonstrate efficacy for a given disease area. It is also commonplace for a medical writer or clinician to need to reinvent the wheel of endpoints for every new compound. The resulting product is that investigators and regulators receive inconsistent endpoints for similar indications, requiring the interpretive skills of a wizard. We have all gone down the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ of developing protocols and improving our endpoints for a disease area many times. Despite a plethora of research publications with clear descriptions of endpoints, it is common place to begin protocol development with no clear standards of endpoints. Clinical teams involved in protocol development often find that the long circuitous path down the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ is filled with a multitude of choices, missing bricks, potholes and wrong directions. Some of the key inefficiencies in protocol development stem from delays to endpoint finalization and resultant cascade of delays to additional protocol content such as assessments and statistical analyses. Protocol authors, whether medical directors or writers, struggle to achieve clear, consistent endpoints and all wish for ‘Dorothy shoes’ to click together for the right path. Additionally, the common occurrence of endpoint creep translates into significant increases in development costs. This session will provide insights to optimal endpoint and protocol content development required for registration protocols.

Learning Objectives

Describe the approach used to develop primary and secondary endpoints in a therapeutic area.

Chair

Anne B. Cropp, PharmD

Speaker

The ABCs of Writing Effective Clinical Study Protocols
Julia Forjanic Klapproth, PhD



Chair
avatar for Anne Cropp

Anne Cropp

Vice President, Pfizer Inc
Anne Cropp has led the strategic planning and clinical development of several compounds in Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases, Phases 2-4. Anne has led many business process improvements and has led several initiatives across the spectrum of clinical trial planning, design and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julia Forjanic-Klapproth

Julia Forjanic-Klapproth

Senior Partner, Trilogy Writing & Consulting, Germany
PhD in Developmental Neurobiology, Julia started her career as a medical writer in the pharma industry. In 2002, Julia co-founded Trilogy Writing & Consulting, a company specialized in providing medical writing of clinical regulatory documentation. In addition to company management... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 06: Med Comm-Wrtg-MSL, Session

4:00pm EDT

#372: Impact of the European Medicines Agency’s Medical Literature Monitoring Service on Pharmacovigilance Processes
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

On July 1, 2015, the European Medicines Agency initiated the monitoring of medical literature for reports of suspected adverse reactions to medicinal products containing certain active substances and entering the relevant information into the EudraVigilance database. One of the key objectives of this initiative is to prevent duplication of cases reported by multiple marketing authorization holders (MAHs) for the same active substance through worldwide literature searches. Other intended benefits are to enhance the efficiency of adverse reactions reporting, improve data quality, contribute to resource savings, simplify processes, and support signal detection activities. This session will discuss the need for MAHs to assess the impact of this initiative on their existing process of literature safety report identification, case processing, and expedited reporting.

Learning Objectives

Identify the salient features of the European Medicine Agency's (EMA) medical literature monitoring (MLM) service; Assess the impact on existing global literature search, case processing, and expedited reporting; Identify measures required to align existing pharmacovigilance processes consequent to the implementation of EMA’s MLM service.

Chair

Vineet Kacker, PhD

Speaker

EMA Medical Literature Monitoring Service: Impact on EU Pharmacovigilance
Vineet Kacker, PhD

Authority-Based Medical Literature Monitoring in the EU: Impact on US and Global Pharmacovigilance
Leonardo Ebeling



Chair
avatar for Vineet Kacker

Vineet Kacker

Managing Director and Co-founder, APCER Life Sciences
Dr. Vineet Kacker is a Pharmacologist having completed his PH.D in 1997 from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in India. After more than 15 years in Academia, he switched his interests to Pharmaceutical Industry in 2000 and since then he has worked in Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance... Read More →

Speakers
LE

Leonardo Ebeling

General Manager, Dr. Ebeling & Assoc. GmbH
Dr. Leonardo Ebeling, general manager and co-founder of Dr. Ebeling & Assoc., located in Hamburg, Germany. He studied medicine at the universities of Marburg and Hamburg. After completing his studies in 1984, he worked for big and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies in leading positions... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Forum
 
Thursday, June 30
 

10:45am EDT

#406: Navigating Partnerships and Submissions: Best Practices for Successful Medical Writing Deliverables Involving Multiple Stakeholders
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Advanced
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The current trend in the industry involves multiple stakeholders working toward a similar goal, whether that be creation of a clinical study report (CSR), an entire marketing application, or any other medical writing deliverable. Such work could include collaborations between pharma companies, CROs, independent contractors, or any combination thereof. The speakers will present successful case studies involving codevelopment of products between two pharmaceutical companies as well as a specialized strategic medical writing partnership between pharma and a CRO, focused on writing and primary publishing of the sponsor’s CSRs. You will leave this session with a strategy for creating high-quality deliverables on time and within budget across a product’s life cycle, regardless of the type of partnership utilized in your organization. Come with questions!

Learning Objectives

Assess challenges associated with different types of partnerships and proactively implement solutions; Evaluate and establish an outsourced strategic medical writing partnership; Identify and incorporate best practices for successful partnerships and submissions in your organization.

Chair

Tammy Franklin, MSc

Speaker

Sponsor Companies as Partners: Tips for Creating a Successful Partnership for Medical Writing
Tammy Franklin, MSc

A Specialized Strategic Medical Writing Partnership: A Case Study
Timothy D. Garver, PhD

Partnerships in Action: Learning from Real-Life Submissions Involving Multiple Stakeholders
Angela Campbell, PhD



Chair
avatar for Tammy Franklin

Tammy Franklin

Head of Global Medical Writing, UCB
Tammy Franklin is the Senior Director of Global Medical Writing at UCB and is responsible for the leadership and management of a medical writing organization. She has over 15 years of experience in regulatory writing, including extensive knowledge of submission planning and content... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Campbell

Angela Campbell

Principal Medical Writer/AD, Shire Pharmaceuticals
I have been a medical writer for over 14 years, with experience at all phases of drug development, from pre-clinical to post-marketing. I have prepared a variety of regulatory documents in support across many therapeutic areas. I have also worked on suport documents such as manuscripts... Read More →
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Timothy Garver

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Impact Pharmaceutical Services
Tim Garver, PhD, is the Executive VP and COO of Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a consulting and contract research organization. Tim has over 20 years of medical writing experience for both drugs and biologics, during which time he has played a key role in over 25 marketing... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA